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The weather conditions made waxing a challenge for coaches at the 2020 Sassi Memorial 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on January 25th. Warm temperatures and a passing snowstorm added to the excitement of the race. In the end, it was Eva Clement of Falmouth High School winning the girls race with a time of 16:50.4. Brynne Robbins of Mt. Blue crossed the finish line second at 17:26.9. Also striding to a podium finish was Deering High School's Megan Cunningham, who completed the course in 17:26.6.
In the boys race, which featured 176 skiers, Carter McPhedran of Maranacook HS won the gold, finishing in 14:12.3. He was followed by William Jordan of Deering HS, who skied the course in 14:46.5. Finishing in third place was Liam Niles of Portland with a time of 14:48.1.
Nora McCourt opened up the historic Sassi Races with a victory in Junior Sassi 3k Classical. McCourt, who skies for Farmington Area Ski Team, crossed the finish line in 11:43.8 to capture the gold. Winning the silver medal was Katharine Garcia, representing Auburn Middle School, with a time of 11:57.4. McCourt's teammate, Natalie McCarthy finished third with a time of 12:16.3.
The boys race followed the girls, and Auburn's Ellis Slover won his second race at Black Mountain, taking first place with a time of 9:26.4. Slover earlier this month captured the 3k Chisholm Challenge, and today cutnealy a minute and a half off that winning time of 10:54.8. Taking silver was Lucas Newsom on Central Maine Ski Club with a 9:53.0 time. The bronze was won by Beckett Cote, also of CMSC, who finished with a thime of 10:02.0.
In the first Nordic race of the season, Nora McCourt of the Farmington Area Ski Team was the fastest skier, completing the Chisholm Challenge 3k Classical race in 12:49.9. Second place went to McCourt’s teammate Natalie McCarthy, who crossed the finish line in 13:32.7. The final podium spot was won by Katharine Garcia of Auburn Middle School with a time of 13:59.5.
In the boys race, Ellis Slover of AMS garnished the gold medal, finishing in 10:54.8, nearly 2 minutes ahead of the next competitor. The silver medal went to Farmington Area’s Henri McCourt, who strided the course in 12:40.6. Ben Hilton of FAST grabbed the bronze with a time of 13:42.6.
This race featured a new configuration for the John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain. The young skiers handled the extended downhill beautifully, with only a couple of spills. This race served as a good tune up for Saturday’s Junior Sassi 3k Classical.
Mountain Valley’s Jayden Boulanger had a total two-run time of 1:11.44 to capture gold at the Chisholm Challenge girls Giant Slalom at Black Mountain on Martin Luther King Day. Taking the silver with a combined time of 1:13.51 was Gianna Divivo of Oxford Hills. Rosie St. Cyr of the Chisholm Alpine Race Team took the bronze with a score of 1:14.10.
In the boys race, Evan O’Donnel, skiing for Auburn Middle School, took gold with a combined score of 1:10.14. His teammate Ellis Slover won the silver with a combined score of 1:10.34.
Black Mountain of Maine and the Chisholm Ski Club were the hosts to the Maine Alpine Racing Association's Giant Slalom for U8/U10 Girls, U8/U10 Boys, U12 Girls, U12 Boys, and U14 Girls and U14 Boys on Sunday, January 5th. In the Boys U14, Cameron Hosmer of Andover, Massachusetts and skiing for the Gould Academy Competition Program, took the gold medal with a two run total time of 1:15.37. Taking the silver medal was Lewiston, Maine's Ellis Slover, skiing for the Lost Valley Racing Club. Bryce Marcoux, skiing for the Chisholm Racing Club, grabbed the bronze.
In the girls U14, Raymond, Maine's Avalyn Beaudin grabbed gold with a two run total of 1:19.31. Breezy Quimby of Rangeley took the silver, while Jaden Boulanger out of Newry and skiing for Gould took the bronze.
Samuel Abelson of Gloucester, MA and skiing for GACP, took top honors in the boys Under 12 competition. His two-run total was 1:18.23. Second place went to Oliver Whipple of Yarmouth and skiiing for the Carrabasset Valley Academy team. The final podium position was captured by Poland's Dan Watson, skiing for Lost Valley.
The girls U12 gold was won by Gloucester, MA's Aubrey Abelson (GACP). She had a two-run total of 1:19.95. She was followed by Falmouth's Riley Davis, skiing for CVA.. GAPC's Margo Hesson of Falmouth finsihed in third place.
The boys U10 gold went to Burton Anderson of Marstons Mills, MA, skiing for the Shawnee Peak Race Team. His two-run total was 1:24.96. The silver was won by Anderson's teammate Peyton Toomey of Westbrook.
Kira Hiebert of Bethel and skiing for GACP won the girls U10 race with total times of 1:19.91. The silver went to Portsmouth, NY skier Hannah Martin of Shawnee Peak. Finishing in third place was CVA's Quinn Marston of Cape Elizabeth.
In the youngest class, Bethel's Henry Sapak, with a two-run total of 1:40.99 to take the gold for GACP in the boys Under 8. Tucker Lyons, from Marblehead, MA and skiing for Gould, earned the silver. The final podium position was won by Bethel's Wynn Mendenhall, a Gould Future Star.
And finally, CVA's Molly Holman of Kingfield grabbed the girls U8. The silver went to GACP's Madison Lambert of Bethel. Grace Leszczynski, a GACP skier from Rowley, MA, won the bronze.
The Chisholm Ski Club would like to thank the volunteers, coaches, parents and skiers for a great day of fun ski competition.
Black Mountain of Maine was the site of the Eastern High School Qualifier Shootout on February 24th. The shootout consisted of 2 runs each of Slalom and Giant slalom. Racers scored points based on their top finishes in each event. On the girls side, Brooke Juneau of Fryburg Academy and Annesley Black of Cheverus High School were tied for the top spot. Juneau had a first place finish in the first run of the GS and a second place finish in the second run. Black was equal to the task, coming in second in the first run GS and first in the second run. The girls reversed their finishes in the slalom Event. Marielle Pelletier of Mt. Blue came in third.
In the boys race, Marshwood High School's Sean Maguire was the top scorer with a first place in Run 1 of the GS and a first place in Run 2 of the Slalom. AJ Noyes of Falmouth HS had the second best total with a second place in Run 2 of the GS and first place in Run 1 of the Slalom.
The top 12 male and female skiers will represent Maine at the Eastern High School Championships at Attitash Mountain, on March 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. The 7th is a training day. Women & Mens Slalom will be held on Friday 3/8 while Saturday is the Women's GS, Sunday is Men's GS.
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The Red Eddies of ELHS took the team title with a score of 773.0. Oxford Hills came insecond with 772.0, and Maranacook took third place with a team score of 768.0.
In the Girl's GS, Julia Pomeroy of the Spruce Mountain Phoenix had the two fastest runs of :31.84 and :32.77 for a two-run total of 1:04.61. Grabbing the second spot was Jordan Cummings of Edward Little with times of :32.25 and :33.02 for a 1:05.27 total. John Bapst's Abbie Tyler took 3rd with times of :32.16 and :33.21 and a total of 1:05.37.
Maranacook skiers Dana Reynolds (1:05.64, Anna Erb (1:05.87), and Caroline Welch (1:06.23) took the next three spots.
Then team title went to Maranacook with a team score of 781. Coming in second was Spruce Mountain with 756, while Edward Littl HS took third with 734 points.